2010 Women's Soccer Season Recap
- Release Date:
- November 3, 2010
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
2010 Season Review: The 2010 women’s soccer season was a year of growth. With only one four-year varsity player on the roster, the young Hawks needed to find their way and discover their own identity and roles this season. Leading the charge were Nicole Blair (East Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse Minoa) and Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) both serving as first year captains. The Hawks opened the season up with a victory at Wells but had to wait a few weeks to get their second win against Chatham. Thiel College was the third non-conference triumph for the Hawks before they began AMCC play at the end of September. Pitt-Greensburg was the only league game where the Hawks earned points towards play-offs, but the team failed to finish in the top six spots securing post season play.
Leading the way this fall was junior midfielder Alyssa Hulbert who was voted as the AMCC Preseason Player of the Year by the nine opposing conference coaches. Hulbert lead the team with 25 points (12 goals and 1 assist) and found the back of the net twice in three separate games. Freshman forward Sarah Schmidt (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) contributed to the offensive punch. Schmidt finished with 4 points (1 goal, 2 assists) but consistently chased loose balls down in an effort to make things happen (32 shots).
The defense was anchored by sophomore stopper Nicole Blair. On several occasions she carried the ball down field after a stop and finished with a shot. Blair ranked third on the team in shots on goal (13).
Junior goalkeeper Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) was named AMCC Defensive Player of the Week (September 27) and secured 4 shuts-outs this season bringing her overall career total to 15.
The Hawks graduate two seniors Emily Schilling (Holland, NY/Holland) and Samantha Lawrence (East Chatham, NY/New Lebanon). Schilling contributed on the offensive end when she scored her first collegiate goal against Wells College and outside midfielder Lawrence was a two year member of the squad.
Hilbert finished the season with an overall record of 4-13-0 and 1-8 in AMCC league play. Read the season recap notes <here>.
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